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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-01-2007, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Bolt broke off... @%#&

so i'm flushing the coolant to put in water wetter, drained and flushed all good, go to reinstall the drain plug in the water pump, didn't have a torque spec and i'm kind of a noob at this whole do it urself mechanic stuff so i thought tighter is better than looser, 18 ft lb's sounds okay since the oil drain bolt was 20 right? WRONG... i see it still leakin water after i torqued it and i go to wipe the drip and wiggle the bolt and it comes off in my hand, HALF THE BOLT, in my hand, F*&%, so i tried to unscrew the stuck end with some pointy apparati but no luck, now i got the waterpump off (= open hole in my bike straight to the crankcase luckily i didnt have to dump the brand new oil), and i need a way to get the broken end out of there, and their self tapping tips on 6mm bolts so it could be in there good... any suggestions ? :(

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http://www.cyclenutz.com/repairtips/tools2.htm

Look at "Easy Outs"

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thanks cling, that's what my dad recommended too, but its so small, if it breaks i'm screwed... is that my only option? :(

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Pretty much, Its not that small, it will be easier then you think. Just read up on easy outs or have somebody that knows what they are doing do it.
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yea those easy outs are good stuff. let us know if you get it out!
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Hey becareful when using the easyout!!! I broke off an 8mm bolt in my case and then broke the easy out off in the bolt! It pays to buy the more exspensive easyouts! If you know a mechanic ask him if he has any like snap-on or mac ones. Goodluck and let me kno if you get it!
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try to get the tapered easy out bits if you can, and like eclipse said, get good quality ones.... snap-on! Also, you could try heating the area around the broken bolt, but if anything melts, you've gone to far!
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haha thanks guys i'll let you know as soon as i get some easy outs how it goes.

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easy outs rock!!! penetrator and an hour later the broken end is out! goin to the track for the first time next weekend :)

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Reviving a very old thread, just broke the water pump drain bolt on my '07 600RR, which easy out did you use to get the M6 bolt out? Thanks
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I normally would drill the center of the bolt with a drill a little smaller than the bolt itself...

It relieves the pressure on the walls of the thread and gets the bolt out in a blink!



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Get a reverse (left hand) drill bit set. As you drill in it puts reverse pressure on the bolt to get it to back itself out.

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It could help to punch/centerdrill before you use the easyouts... If the broken half is not tight, you could try to use some sort of metal-compatible adhesive to stick a short rod of some sort to the stuck half amd then screw it out lightly

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